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Bishop Burbidge Now on Twitter

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Individuals interested in receiving Twitter messages from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge can sign up effective November 1 to receive Tweets from him. Bishop Burbidge will use Twitter to offer regular reflections, items of interest and updates.

Pope Benedict XVI has encouraged Church officials to be present in the world of digital communications and utilize the new communications tools available. Pope Benedict noted in his message marking the 44th World Communications Day (2010), this new form of media “can offer priests and all pastoral workers a wealth of information and content that was difficult to access before, and facilitate forms of collaboration and greater communion in ways that were unthinkable in the past.”

Twitter is a worldwide, social networking and micro-blogging service. The service is free and can be accessed through the Internet, on smart phones or through Short Message Service (SMS). There are nearly 200 million subscribers on Twitter.

Non-Twitter subscribers can receive the Bishop’s Tweets if they have text capability on their cell phone. They simply send a text message to 40404 and in the message space type, follow BishopBurbidge. While the service is free, accessing it through SMS may incur phone service provider fees. Please check with your provider.

The Diocese will continue to engage modern technology to improve communications in support of its parishes, schools, ministries and the faithful of the Diocese.

Visit the following link to sign up for your own Twitter account or to view the Bishop’s page: http://twitter.com/BishopBurbidge.

Other Diocesan Ministries on Twitter: